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Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the best places to work for with great work life balance (in 1907 reviews)

  • Working with really smart people who readily share their great insights is a humbling experience where everyone is treated as equals by all employees (in 1665 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes working hard means disrupting one's work/life balance for periods (in 1071 reviews)

  • Review system was not the greatest (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Really awesome experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing intern perks such as the signature event, etc, great support from mentors and managers, great location

    Cons

    No free food or snacks :( and sometimes you are just placed on a team i.e. you don't get a choice in where you go, which can be disappointing


  2. "Best internship!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Product Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Product Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Free perks (I got two xboxs)
    - impactful projects
    - people are willing to speak with you
    - great intern events

    Cons

    - slow moving company sometimes

  3. "The best intern program"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Interning at Microsoft was a fantastic experience. They have enough events to keep you wildly busy and the Intern Signature Event this year was Daya and the Chainsmokers. Overall a very wonderful experience full of learning with lots of great peers and coworkers.

    Cons

    It's not to say that all interns experience this, but my manager was absent a lot so I had to struggle a lot on my own.


  4. "Mechanical Engineering Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, very cool products

    Cons

    Work can be unstructured


  5. "PM Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - PM Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and benefits!
    Seattle is a good city and campus is really nice.

    Cons

    Redmond is far from downtown Seattle.


  6. "Explorer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best learning experience of my life.

    Cons

    Can't really think of one.


  7. "Fantastic environment, great mentors, lots of perks"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great office space, relaxed and fun atmosphere
    - Lots of events and research talks happening all the time
    - Good balance work/life
    - Ultra-competent researchers, high level of collaboration

    Cons

    I nothing negative to say!

  8. "Internship Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    A tad bureaucratic, which can be good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, innovate, innovate.


  9. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    Internship time might not be sufficient to complete a project


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineering Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Meaningful intern projects
    - Great diversity of teams: Microsoft has their hands on absolutely everything, so you get to talk to a lot of very smart and interesting people.
    - Probably has the best intern benefits out there.
    - Intern events are amazing.
    - I've had great mentors
    - It's a great time to join Microsoft in the midst of its reinvention

    Cons

    - The engineering mentality in some teams is not the best: software design is not given too much thought and lazy shortcuts, instead of an ideal solution, are often taken. This applies to teams that have a lot of legacy code.
    - The internship experience depends a lot on the mentor. Most mentors are great, if you're one of the unlucky few, your internship won't be as rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    More thought to intern-mentor matching.


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